FORSYTH, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Two Monroe County students used three hundred fifty words to win accolades, writing about preventing kitchen fires.
Michael Brown and Landon Bryant won awards for their essays during Georgia's 21st Life, Fire and Safety Awards Luncheon.
The award luncheon was held Monday at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center, in Forsyth.
Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner, Ralph T. Hudgens was the keynote speaker, for the luncheon.
Brown, a tenth grader at Monroe County Achievement Center won first place for his essay,
Bryant, a ninth grader, who also attends Monroe County Achievement Center, won third place in his category.
Both students recalled excerpts of their essays.
"The easiest way to prevent kitchen fires is to, stay around what you're cooking and to never leave food unattended," said Brown. "Always have the proper things that you need to put out a fire."
Bryant also wrote about cooks paying attention while preparing meals in the kitchen.
"Keeping a watch on what you're cooking on your stove, and on electrical units that you're using," said Bryant. "Because you never know when it could happen. It could happen at any time. So just keep an eye on it."